Senator Richard Lugar will be presented with the Global Child Nutrition Foundation’s (GCNF) Gene White Lifetime Achievement Award for Child Nutrition. The presentation will take place at GCNF’s 2011 “A Possible Dream Gala” during SNA’s Legislative Action Conference. The Gala will be held on Monday, March 7, 2011, at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. Senator Lugar has been a champion of domestic and international child nutrition and anti-hunger programs throughout his career.
Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) will serve as the Gala Chair. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and USAID Administrator Raj Shah are the dinner speakers. The Masters of Ceremonies are the Honorable Dan Glickman, 2010 recipient of the Gene White Award and former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Susan Neely, CAE, President & CEO of the American Beverage Association.
Senator George McGovern first awarded the Gene White Lifetime Achievement Award for Child Nutrition to Gene White in 2004 at the inaugural A Possible Dream Gala in Washington, DC. Other past recipients of the award include Senator George McGovern (D-SD), Senator Bob Dole (R-KS), Dr. Josephine Martin, the Honorable Catherine Bertini, Edward Cooney, Marshall Matz, and the Honorable Dan Glickman.
In addition to the presentation of the award to Senator Lugar, GCNF will honor the Individual Industry Member of the Year, Jill Conklin, Director of Sales Development, Winston Industries, and SNA’s Outstanding Director of the Year, Mary Kate Harrison, General Manager, Hillsborough County School District, Tampa, FL.
For ticket information, visit the GCNF website, www.gcnf.org, or contact Nicole Bernard at firstname.lastname@example.org.